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Cruise consolidation: Malaysia's Genting to buy Crystal Cruises for $550 million

Add another cruise holding to the portfolio of Malaysia’s Genting Group.

Resort and casino powerhouse Genting announced plans to buy luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises for $550 million in cash. The deal...

WorldCity Staff, 04-03-2015 South Florida Business News

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South Florida trade dips in 2014; opportunities ahead

South Florida trade dips in 2014; opportunities ahead

 

South Florida’s trade with the world dipped in 2014, but commerce is poised to gain from growth in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and from expansion of the...

Written by Zach Fagenson on 23 August 2011. Posted in South Florida Business News

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Workforce Florida has pledged more than $2 million for job training and expansion grants for hundreds of Florida port and international trade workers.

Nearly $1 million is to be used to help about 1,000 new and existing workers at port businesses and related companies.

Training for this program is to be coordinated through a partnership between Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville-based facilities and infrastructure consulting engineering firm, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education.

Up to 600 workers at air-cargo businesses are to have access to $600,000 in grants for training aimed at increasing productivity. This training is to be coordinated though Broward College and Reynolds, Smith & Hills.

“We are proud to part of such an important partnership for Florida’s economy,” said Leerie Jenkins, CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, in a press release. “For businesses like ours, a talented workforce is the cornerstone of success and growth. These training initiatives will help strengthen and expand Florida’s pipeline of trade, logistics and manufacturing.”

Another $600,000 is to create career academies to develop talent for international trade jobs and to forge relationships between local workforce boards and Florida’s deep-water seaports. The project is to create up to 15 career academies in high schools throughout the state, with a focus on international trade logistics and advanced manufacturing for international trade opportunities.

 

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Latest Trade Data

U.S. trade increases 3.01 percent through November


U.S. trade with the world rose to $3.64 trillion through the first 11 months of 2014, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

That’s a 3.01 percent increase over the same time period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.87 percent to $1.49 trillion and imports climbed 3.11 percent to $2.15 trillion. The overall trade deficit was $659.73 billion up compared to the same period last year, when the deficit was $636.51 billion... 
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Norwegian Cruise Line names Andy Stuart president, COO

Miami's Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is changing some senior managers – again.

The world's third largest cruise group named company veteran Andy Stuart as president and chief operating officer of Norwegian Cruise...

WorldCity Staff, 04-03-2015 People

Multinational Directory

WorldCity's Whos Here 2014 Multinational DirectoryWorldCity's multinational directory of more than 1,100 companies with offices in the Greater Miami area, is now available in spreadsheet, as a printed publication or even a free PDF download. Read more.

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